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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children.
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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

“Story Of Redemption” For Children (1952)
published 26 October 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

167 Saint Anthony Daniel AINT ANTOINE DANIEL, one of the brave Jesuit Martyrs of North America, taught the young Huron children Catholic truths by means of simple rhymes. I hope you’ll download the fabulous book by Fr. John A. O’Brien about these martyrs, but if you’re short on time, read the excerpts about St. Antoine Daniel.

Something similar was created in 1952:

PART 01 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Our Lady

PART 02 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Paradise

PART 03 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Sin

PART 04 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Expulsion

PART 05 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Annunciation

PART 06 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   To Bethlehem

PART 07 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Savior’s Birth

PART 08 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Shepherds

PART 09 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Wise Men

PART 10 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Lost Sheep

PART 11 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Pharisee & Publican

PART 12 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Passion

PART 13 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Crucifixion

PART 14 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Resurrection

PART 15 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Pentecost

PART 16 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Assumption

PART 17 :   Video   •   Mp3   •   Christ The King

    * *  Complete PDF • “Story of Redemption” for Children (1952)

I KNOW HOW MUCH the “elites” love telling us everything was horrible before Vatican II, but I keep discovering evidence that contradicts their assurances. The 1950s seems to have been a wonderful time for Catholics. The collection above probably doesn’t contain the greatest poems in the world—although they are certainly more inspired than 95% of our modern “hymns.” On the other hand, they teach children wonderful melodies like the “Vexilla Regis,” which serves as the basis for several astounding KYRIE settings (by Palestrina) sung each Sunday by FSSP.la.

If any readers use these resources, please let me know!